DIME Sessions: Volume 2 – AVAILABLE NOW!

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The Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) is proud to announce the release of DIME Sessions: Volume 2 on Friday, June 24th. The album, produced by Original 1265 Recordings and distributed nationwide through Caroline Records, contains 12 tracks and is DIME’s second album featuring student artists. DIME Sessions: Volume 2 will be available via iTunes and CDs will be available at the DIME downtown location (1265 Griswold St. in Detroit).

The songs on DIME Sessions: Volume 2, each written, performed and produced by DIME students and staff, are an eclectic mix of alternative rock, folk, R&B and hip hop. The annual student compilation album showcases the high-level musicianship and professionalism of DIME’s students. DIME student Charles Charles Laster III, known as C3, remarked “Being able to record my track with industry professionals was an awesome experience,” and Matt Sauter of Adventures with Vultures added “Recording ‘Skies of Gold’ was an unreal experience. Getting the chance to record a song that means a lot to me with people who turned it into something special is something I’ll never forget.” Alison Wiercioch, second year BA Vocals student and lead singer of The Redwoods, stated, “We were excited to hear our finished product after how well our recording session went. Shep and Showtime (the producers) made the recording process fun and easygoing. Recording our song ‘Manton’ for the DIME album was overall a humbling and wonderful experience.”

“DIME Sessions: Volume 2 continues in the spirit of last year’s album and is a chance for our students to learn what it’s like to actually work in the professional music industry,” said Kevin Nixon, President of DIME and Original 1265 Recordings. “All of the submissions from students were very impressive, but had to be narrowed down by our A&R team. The finalists then went through pre-production, rehearsals, recording sessions, mixing and mastering. We have worked hard to create what we think is a quality album that shows off the diverse talents of our students and the range of genres that they are learning about during their studies at DIME. We hope that the album will gain traction nationwide when it is released this Friday, and give our students a chance to take their music even further.”


Ananias – Sally Bird
Adventures With Vultures – Skies Of Gold
C3 – U Don’t Know
The Redwoods – Manton
Muzikman ft Molly – Forever
Al’exist – En Time
Priess – Whatchu Know
Siva – Love Extinction
King KG – Destroy Us All
Mahogany Jones – Insight
Pizza and Feelings – Coming Around
Illumanation – Best of Luck

Fans can download the entire album on iTunes or purchase a CD at DIME or any DIME event for $10.00.